Legislature Gets Budget Done Just in Time!

Governor Inslee signed a state biennial operating budget with no time to spare to avoid a partial government shutdown on June 30. He also vetoed a tax break the Republicans wanted. One notable accomplishment was a bill guaranteeing workers paid family and medical leave beginning in 2020, providing 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child, or for the serious medical condition of the employee or their family member. The third special legislative session is still underway with the capital budget still unresolved. We will put out a legislative and budget summary of health care access measures after session ends.

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